Tuesday, May 19, 2015

8th Grade Choir | Oliver

As if I couldn't already be beaming with "music-Momma" pride...  the cherry on top was definitely last night!










Deo Dicamus Gratias
V. Johnson
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Build Me Up Buttercup
McCauley, D'Abo | arr. Funk
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He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
Scott Russell | Arr. Althouse
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Siyahamba
South African Folk Song | arr. Moore
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8th grade choir



Varsity Choirs | Henry

A couple of pieces from last night's performance at the high school.  I love music in the Spring. Heck, I love the sound of these kids any time, who am I kidding!


I Know a Young Maiden
German Madrigal | Orlando de Lassus
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Varsity Men's Choir | Armstrong High School
Spring Concert 2015
Director Tony Rangel; Mindy Eschedor, Accompanist




Tres Cantos Navitos
Brazilian Folk Song | Marcos Leite
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Varsity Combined Choir | Armstrong High School
Spring Concert 2015
Director Stephanie Trump; Mindy Eschedor, Accompanist





The Spinning Song
arr. Greg Gilpin
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Varsity Madrigals Choir | Armstrong High School
Spring Concert 2015
Director Stephanie Trump



These directors really have a passion for the kids and the music they share with them. I am always blessed to be among the volunteers to get a sneak peek into rehearsal.  Music in surround sound is something they do at the end of their concerts and it's truly something to experience in person! Armstrong has a fabulous music program and I believe these kids are even more enriched and well-rounded in these young years to be a part of it.  I know both of my boys will look back on these times as some of the best in their lives. I also had fabulous music teachers back in the 80's.  I will be forever grateful to my teachers knowing what they instilled in me and that I've now passed it along to my own.

Thank you for sharing your love of all things music
& enriching their young lives, Stephanie & Tony!




Friday, May 15, 2015

Jazz Concert | Henry

Henry's first solo in a jazz ensemble.  It was a fun, toe-tapping evening!





Jazz II at Armstrong High School
Spring 2015 Concert

Tenor Madness
Sonny Rollins, arr. John Berry

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

PTX & MaBoys | Tweet Tuesday

As part of the boys' Christmas 2014, I purchased three tickets for us to go see Pentatonix.  I had taken Oliver the year before but knew that Henry would enjoy it too.  JP would be away visiting his brother and skiing in Denver, so the timing was good for a Mom & Sons date night.

We really enjoyed the evening with dinner before the concert and I specifically chose front row balcony for us.  Previous experience for Oliver and I was that the fans of PTX were fanatical and would STAND the entire concert.  I also knew they had a huge Twitter following.  Playing along, I took a pix of maboys enjoying the concert and tweeted it to the world.

Today's version of "lighters" at a concert

Let's just say, what happened next MADE Oliver's night.  The cherry on top.  As we were in the parking ramp and headed home for the evening, my phone notifications started blowing up.  Oliver picked up my phone and discovered that my picture was "chosen" and has been retweeted and favorited in PTX reply.  Just a "little bit" of viral for our evening and a night to remember.

The power of social media.

PTX Link

I can honestly say that I've never received so many gold stars in my life.  Or rather, I guess my association with this picture, because not many went to see the picture that was chosen.  Ha.

An evening to remember.